ILO, 17 May 2013 - On International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, says the ILO is stepping up efforts to eradicate workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The New Yorker, 20 May 2013 - The collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex, in Bangladesh, last month is now the deadliest accident in the history of the garment industry, and one of the worst industrial accidents ever. Coming after a string of South Asian factory fires last fall that killed hundreds of workers, it provides painful evidence that, two decades since big Western companies started adopting codes of conduct for their suppliers, too little has changed. The problem isn’t so much evil factory owners as a system that’s great at getting Western consumers what they want but leaves developing-world workers toiling in misery.
Channel News Asia, Stockholm, 16 May 2013 - The head of Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), Karl-Johan Persson, urged Bangladesh on Wednesday to allow raises to its minimum wage, the Financial Times said, amid worker unrest following the world's worst single garment industry disaster, which killed more than 1,100 people.
ILO, 26 March 2013 - Reports of the Committee on Freedom of Association - 367th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association.
ILO, Volume 152 - As the ILO is approaching its 100th anniversary, so is the International Labour Review. By way of introduction to this retrospective Special Supplement, which reproduces a number of articles written for the Review by winners of the Nobel Peace Prize or the Nobel Prize for economics, the author looks back at the journal’s history, recalling its early days since the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, its subsequent development, broadening international readership and adaptation to the digital age.
This latest issue of AP-IRNet Community Updates includes information on the recent 8th Regional Congress of ILERA which was held in Melbourne, Australia. There is also information on a forthcoming e-discussion and how members can submit and share their own industrial relations resources.